UPDATED: Pregnant woman, child stabbed to death in Baqa’a Refugee Camp

Jordan

Published: 2020-12-27 11:05

Last Updated: 2022-01-16 06:33


UPDATED: Pregnant woman, child stabbed to death in Baqa’a Refugee Camp
UPDATED: Pregnant woman, child stabbed to death in Baqa’a Refugee Camp

Sunday, a security source told Roya that a pregnant woman in her early twenties and her four-year-old son were stabbed to death using a kitchen knife in the Baqa'a Refugee Camp.

The Public Security Directorate (PSD) issued a statement confirming that two bodies have been found and were transferred to the Forensic Medicine Department. 

According to a medical source, the bodies of the deceased had deep stab wounds, according to the initial examination.

The source said that the body of the pregnant mother had several deep and protruding stab wounds mainly on her back and abdomen.

The child had an estimated four stab wounds which resulted in organ protrusion.

According to the same source, traces of blood were found in the bedroom, but the bodies were found in the dining room.

-Seven months pregnant-

According to a forensic medicine committee who conducted the autopsy, the woman was seven months pregnant.

They indicated that the woman and her child’s cause of death was a result of severe hemorrhaging from the stab wounds.

Upon investigations, the PSD discovered that the perpetrator was the woman's husband. He was arrested and he confessed to the murder. The perpetrator said that he committed the murder due to disputes between him and his wife.

The case will be referred to public prosecution.